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Re: st: how do you re-categorize a string variable?


From   daniel klein <klein.daniel.81@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: how do you re-categorize a string variable?
Date   Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:20:52 +0200

Since you will probably end up needing an indicator variable you could
also go with

g byte hyper = !strpos(hypertension, "no") if !mi(hypertension)

Best
Daniel

--
I have a dataset with the string variable hypertension. Observations
of the variable hypertension can be mild, moderate, and severe or no
hypt (no hypertension):

[...]

I would like to create a new variable, hypertension_status, which
‘distingushes’ if an individual is hypertensive or not.

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